Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Days to Come

I'm still fat but I'm getting over it.

I had a small salad for lunch and a big salad for dinner ... with a side of hot wings. Geez, I have never been a person without self control where food is concerned. This must be payback for all the years of complaining about not being able to gain weight.

Anyway ...

Thanksgiving is over and now I have to spend the next 23 days watching commercials about Christmas, deleting spam about Christmas and watching Christmas specials. Since my kids are older this is my least favorite time of the year. It used to be fun but the commercialization of the holiday seems so much more apparent. I hate it.

I have ten people to buy for this year and five of them are between the ages of 14 and 21. That is going to be the most challenging. It's almost impossible to buy for young people. My daughter only wants clothes, which I cannot buy unless she is present. My son wants me to pay for his second tattoo. Oh joy!

I'm already looking beyond December and concentrating on the new year. I will not make any resolutions but there are a few things that I want to concentrate on: more reading and less television. I think at some point I made a vow not to buy anymore books until I've read all of my current ones. I may have one or two to go ... one is a 600-pager (or more) by Ke.n Foll.ett. I received it as a gift a few years ago and never started it; more cooking at home and less eating out. My budget can't stand how much I eat out and with the weather turning colder, who wants to go out anyway? And speaking of budgeting, I've got to discipline myself to stick to a budget. I have more "miscellaneous expenses" than the law should allow.

I'm looking forward to 2009. I'm going to be 45 in 2009. I remember when I turned 25 I was so depressed because I had determined at that point I would never be "young" again. Just a few short years away from 30 and then it's all down hill. Well, my perspective has definitely changed. I'm not that kind of young, but I'm still young. These are good years and I feel some major changes about to take place.


Icey said...

I am looking forward to the new year as well. I usually begin my new year on my bday 12/12 and I am actually excited about turning 35 this year...I feel like a grown up though I have been on my own since I was 17 or so! I feel like I am a more pronounced me...I guess I can't explain it but I am excited about it. I have some goals I want to accomplish this year also I just need to wrte them down and focus!

princessdominique said...

You're right, young people are hard to buy for. And come along and join the 45 club!

Blu Jewel said...

I have 5 kids to buy for between the ages of 21 months & 16. The kids will get clothes and the 16y/o will get a hefty gift Visa.

I feel you on the restructuring of certain things in your life. I find it's better to say restructuring than resolutions or plans as it seems less daunting and more achievable.

45 is a good age. I've got 4 years to go and I know that's when all the blessing and such will flow in abundance.

Life is grand so continue to it well lady.


TJ said...

I haven't given much thought to next year. I stopped making resolutions, too. I'm glad I'm still eating fruits and veggies and stuff. My body needed a cleansing after turkey day.

lyre said...

I'm not even going to comment on this. Whenever you start feeling your age, think of me! HAHAHAHA
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